<h1><a href='../support-us/careers-campaign.html'>CAREERS CAMPAIGN!</a></h1><p>Help a job seeker in need build a strong economic future with National Able Network by making a contribution to our Careers Campaign! For every $1 invested in our clients, $5.95 is put back into the local economy in which they work. We offer giving levels for any budget—every dollar counts!</p> <h1>National Able Network and IT Career Lab Offer Cisco Training</h1><p>In partnership with IT Career Lab, National Able Network is pleased to offer Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training! Start your new Information Technology career in just 16 weeks with a unique blended learning approach that incorporates hands-on training, internship opportunities, and career placement assistance. Students receive a laptop computer and internet access!</p> <h1>Workforce Services Offered Through National Able Network - Now Enrolling!</h1><p>If you were laid off or are looking to enhance your career,  National Able Network can help! Our team of experts are here to help you every  step of the way. All of National Able Network’s locations offer comprehensive  Resource Centers and workshops for job seekers who need to prepare a resume or  perform a job search. <a href='https://www.nationalable.org/form/index.asp'>Click  here</a> to enroll today!</p> <h1>Senior Services' Experienced Workers</h1><p>Age is an asset; experience, a benefit.  Are you seeking reliable, experienced candidates to help your business grow?  We have the very best candidates to meet your needs!  Are you 55 or better and would like to get back into the workforce?  We can help!</p> <h1>Adult Basic Education and General Equivalency Diploma Preparation</h1><p>Advance your skills with Adult Basic Education or earn your General Equivalency Diploma with preparation classes offered by National Able Network! Able offers small class sizes and one-on-one instructor support. Our contextualized approach will help you enter the workplace with confidence. These classes are offered at no-cost to qualified individuals. <a href='../our-services/workforce-services/index.html#abe'>Click here</a> to learn more!</p> <h1>Veterans Forward</h1><p>National Able Network is the provider of one of the most innovative military-to-civilian employment program models for veterans. We successfully transition hundreds of most-in-need veterans into sustainable employment each year! We offer one-of-a-kind training that helps companies build a veteran-friendly workforce. If you are a veteran seeking employment or a company looking to hire veterans, <a href='../our-services/veterans-services/veterans-forward.html'>Click here</a> for more information.</p>
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